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Trump: ‘I Wish I Did’ Pick Someone Other Than Sessions for AG

Trump said he wished he picked someone other than Jeff Sessions for attorney general at the end of a three-tweet thread quoting from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).

By NTK Staff | 05.30.2018 @10:15am
Trump: ‘I Wish I Did’ Pick Someone Other Than Sessions for AG

President Trump told his Twitter followers he wished he had not picked Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general on Wednesday, at the end of a three-tweet thread quoting Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on the subject of Sessions and the Russia investigation.

“I wish I did!” Trump said, in response to Gowdy’s comment that Trump “could have picked somebody else” to be attorney general.

Gowdy’s comments, and Trump’s tweets, appear to be in response to a New York Times story that broke Tuesday concerning the president’s efforts to convince Sessions to retract his 2017 recusal from the Department of Justice’s investigation into Russian interference in the election.

Gowdy is best known for heading up a congressional investigation into the Obama administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

It’s a tad ironic for Trump to be quoting from Gowdy this week, as Gowdy broke from the president on a key issue regarding the Russia investigation.

Politico reported on Tuesday:

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said last week’s briefing, convened by the Justice Department under pressure from Trump, convinced him even further that the FBI’s information-gathering steps were appropriate.

“I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got,” he said in an interview on Fox News. He added that the information also suggested that the effort had “nothing to do with Donald Trump.”

Rumors that Trump will fire Sessions have long dogged the current attorney general and former U.S. senator from Alabama.

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